Energy management using solar and fuel cell based appliances in rural areas of India

  • MA Mallick
  • I Ashraf
  • MI Khan
  • S Pandey
Keywords: Emission reduction, green house emissions, renewable sources, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal.


In this paper, an attempt has been made to estimate the green house gases reduction potential using the diffusion models in rural areas of India which comprises of thousands of villages. Most of them has no grid connection and people depends on wood, gas and kerosene oil for their cooking and lighting purposes. The purpose of doing this diffusion models has been to forecast the demand of electricity and look for the measures that could be implemented to meet their energy demand. The demand of the energy could be met by using non conventional energy sources especially solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies. The green house gases have been considered as one of the major causes of the global climate change. The carbon dioxide emission during fuel consumption for power generation has also been considered. The carbon dioxide comprises major portion of the green house emissions. The results could be implemented by the policy makers in developing countries as an effort to reduce the emissions and maintain the growth rate of the country.

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